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Xcell Journal Magazine Spring 2012 Edition Takes a Deep Dive into Xilinx's Vivado Design Suite

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced immediate availability of the Spring 2012 edition of Xcell Journal magazine, featuring an in-depth look at the Vivado(TM) Design Suite, the new IP and system-centric design environment built from the ground up to accelerate design productivity for the next decade of 'All Programmable' Devices.

Altera Announces Upcoming Schedule of Events With the Financial Community

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Altera Corporation (Nasdaq: ALTR) today announced its scheduled participation in the following events with the financial community:

Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2012 Global Technology Conference
San Francisco, CA
May 9, 2012 at 10:15am Pacific

JP Morgan TMT Conference 2012
Boston, MA
May 16, 2012 at 1:30pm Eastern

Altera Corporation Prices $500 Million Senior Notes Offering

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Altera Corporation (Nasdaq GS: ALTR) today announced the pricing of $500 million aggregate principal amount of its 1.750% Senior Notes due 2017 (the "senior notes") under a shelf registration statement on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Altera Corporation Prices $500 Million Senior Notes Offering

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Altera Corporation (Nasdaq GS: ALTR) today announced the pricing of $500 million aggregate principal amount of its 1.750% Senior Notes due 2017 (the "senior notes") under a shelf registration statement on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

3-D FPGAs enable silicon convergence

PORTLAND, Ore.—The three-dimensional (3-D) field-programmable gate array (FPGA) is enabling the era of silicon convergence, according to Altera Corp. (San Jose, Calif.), which is incorporating application specific integrated circuits (ASICs), application-specific standard products (ASSPs), digital signal processors (DSPs) and micro-processor units (MPUs).

Altera Presents Design Methodologies at DSP Forum

San Jose, Calif., April 23, 2012— Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) today announced its “DSP Forum” in North America, presented jointly by representatives from Altera and Arrow Electronics, as well as contributions from MathWorks. Forum attendees will learn from the leaders in digital signal processing (DSP) about application-specific DSP design methodologies that target Altera FPGAs.

Altera Presents Design Methodologies at DSP Forum

San Jose, Calif., April 23, 2012— Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) today announced its “DSP Forum” in North America, presented jointly by representatives from Altera and Arrow Electronics, as well as contributions from MathWorks. Forum attendees will learn from the leaders in digital signal processing (DSP) about application-specific DSP design methodologies that target Altera FPGAs.

Algotronix releases MACsec product to secure Ethernet links at up to 10 Gbps

Algotronix announces it is shipping MACsec cores used to secure data on Ethernet links at up to 10 Gbps. The MACsec products comply with IEEE802.1AE, and are available for FPGAs for 1 GbE and 10 GbE throughputs.

Algotronix Ltd., Edinburgh, UK announces that it is shipping MACsec cores that are used to secure data on Ethernet links at up to 10 Gbps.

Altera Announces First Quarter Results

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) today announced first quarter sales of $383.8 million, down 16 percent from the fourth quarter of 2011 and down 28 percent from the first quarter of 2011.

New Dimension in Chips

What 3D ICs Mean for the FPGA Industry

by Kevin Morris

3D is one of the hottest buzzwords these days. Every marketeer worth his salt is trying to find a way for the next “new thing” to be plausibly labeled as “3D.” 3D is cool. We see it in movies. The bad guys jump right out from the screen. 3D is real, vibrant, and immersive. 2D is, well, flat and boring.

GSA Reports A Decrease in March Semiconductor Funding Activity

What: GSA Releases March 2012 Statistics from its Global Semiconductor Funding, IPO and M&A Update, including:

*In March 2012, venture investment dollars received by semiconductor companies (i.e., fabless companies, integrated device manufacturers (IDMs) and semiconductor suppliers) was $28.9 million; a 81.9% decrease month-over-month (MoM) and a 84.9% decrease year-over-year (YoY).

Altera Names Bradley Howe to Senior Vice President of Research and Development

San Jose, Calif., April 16, 2012—Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) today announced the appointment of Bradley Howe to senior vice president, research and development. In this role, Mr. Howe is responsible for all development of Altera's silicon products, intellectual property (IP) libraries, and software products, as well as overseeing the company's global research and development organization.

Altera and Eutecus Provide FPGA-Based Video Analytics Solution for Multi-Channel D1 Resolution Video Surveillance Systems

San Jose, Calif., April 16, 2012—Expanding its leadership in FPGA-based video-surveillance solutions, Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) today announced a new four-channel, standard definition (SD) video analytics solution targeting digital video recorders (DVRs) and network video recorders (NVRs) for surveillance systems...

Altera Announces First Quarter Earnings Conference Call

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) today announced it will hold a conference call for interested members of the investment community at 1:45 pm Pacific Time on Thursday, April 19, 2012 to discuss the company's first quarter results and business outlook. The company will release earnings after the market closes on April 19, 2012.

Altera Names Bradley Howe to Senior Vice President of Research and Development

San Jose, Calif., April 16, 2012—Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) today announced the appointment of Bradley Howe to senior vice president, research and development. In this role, Mr. Howe is responsible for all development of Altera's silicon products, intellectual property (IP) libraries, and software products, as well as overseeing the company's global research and development organization.

Global Semiconductor Alliance and SEMATECH Announce the 2012 GSA/SEMATECH Memory+ Conference in Japan

Tokyo, Japan (April 16, 2012) – The GSA/SEMATECH Memory+ CONFERENCE organized by The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) and SEMATECH will take place on April 16, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency in Tokyo, Japan.

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